By Jason M. Lemkin on April 23, 2015
The other day as you may have seen Michael Krigsman from CXO Talk and I did an in-depth sessions about learnings about the next great generation of SaaS companies, and how they are scaling. The video is embedded below and got 5k+ views just over the weekend so it seems to have hit some nerve. […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 23, 2015
The WSJ profiles IBM CEO Ginni Rometty after its 12th straight quarterly decline in revenues and she calls some of her divested hardware units “empty calories” “These units were producing revenue but not profits” The WSJ adds a chart where they point out other businesses IBM has moved out of and markets IBM aspires to […]
By R "Ray" Wang on April 15, 2015
Latest Earnings Reflect Macro Trends In PC Shipments, Data Center Growth, and IOT Industry bellwether, Intel, reported earnings per share of 41 cents versus 38 cents per share year over year. Revenue came in flat at $12.78 billion versus $12.76 billion. The continued secular PC slump and late entry into mobile chips still drives […]
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By Paul Greenberg on April 9, 2015
Customer Engagement puts on its first big boy pants If you travel back in time a few years and listen in on boardrooms, customer engagement wasn’t much of a discussion. The rage was all “social” but as Gartner would put it, social was in the midst of a rather heavy hype cycle. Nonetheless, social bore […]
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By Jeff Nolan on March 31, 2015
Flipboard launched a private magazine capability this week. With today’s release, there’s an exciting new way for people with shared interests to unite on Flipboard: private group magazines. Now you can collect stories together, and comment on them, in a closed setting. At Ping I used a Flipboard magazine to collect industry news along with […]
By Brian Sommer on March 31, 2015
Marketing today bears no resemblance to the Mad Men era. Powerful analytic tools are parsing companies’ web sites and content. Machine learning tools are studying buyers’ behaviors to generate recommendations for even better web designs.
By Paul Greenberg on March 31, 2015
Microsoft begins to align businesses and business units with each other and the 21st century. Paul Greenberg scores the conference and assesses the company’s direction.
By Brian Sommer on March 26, 2015
The technology that powers business is key to driving productivity improvements and economies. The recent Promat and Automate 2015 shows featured many technologies that can do both. But, were the innovations breakthroughs or incremental? And, where were the ERP vendors?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 23, 2015
Almost to the day, two decades ago, I got a recruiting call. A few weeks later I was a Gartner analyst and over the next 5 years was part of the roaring 90s of ERP projects stoked by Y2K, reengineering, client/server architectures and other drivers. Last week I drove with 3 other analysts at the […]
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By Paul Greenberg on March 17, 2015
Adobe is a player now and they hold their own with unique twists and turns against all major players in the marketing cloud space. But they have things they must do that will carry them to the next level. They do put on a helluva conference.